I was told today by a friend at work that what i was wearing was "horribly ugly". But here is the thing. I wear a uniform. So then she clarified herself. It turns out she doesnt like what i wear in addition to my uniform. I wear the uniform skirt (because I stopped wearing pants about 2 months ago) with my uniform blouse. But under the skirt, i have been wearing legging type pants because it is deathly cold outside now and inside my office as well (they keep the air conditioning on year round). And i have my furry winter boots on also, not to mention that when my head gets cold i put on my scarf that says "I *heart* Jesus, and a hat on top of that.
Plus my coat goes on when i'm cold as well.
So here is a breakdown of what i wore today to make her say that I'm horribly ugly.
Long sleeved shirt under Long sleeved uniform shirt
Leggings under skirt
Boots (with socks obviously)
And i was ugly....ok.
Now here is what i don't understand. What did she want me to wear? There are girls in this office who will "cute up" their uniform, despite the weather. Or does she expect me to wear pants because it's cold?
She actually laughed at me when she asked if i change before leaving the office. Of course i don't. I am not ashamed of what i wear. I am not ashamed to layer. I am not ashamed to be modest.
Why should my standards change? Why should my morals change? I'm not going to freeze to death and displease my God for anything or anyone.
This is just one of my struggles for believing what i believe and living in New York.